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From TheJournal.ie Amazon to create 100 jobs in Dublin Amazon

Amazon to create 100 jobs in Dublin

The online retailer is seeking people to work as support engineers and software developers as well as in other roles. The announcement has been welcomed by the IDA and Minister Richard Bruton.

Nine of the most bizarre Amazon reviews

Wacky, weird, and downright wonderful.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon founder 'locates lost Apollo 11 rockets' Apollo 11

Amazon founder 'locates lost Apollo 11 rockets'

The rocket engines were last seen pushing the Apollo 11 mission into space ahead of its successful moon landing in 1969.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie TCD among research group awarded €3m for anti-inflammatory project Research

TCD among research group awarded €3m for anti-inflammatory project

The project will investigate the use of plants from the Amazon rainforest on immune processes.

Waterstone's to ditch the apostrophe from its name

Waterstone’s says dropping the apostrophe is “more versatile and practical” in a digital world.

Hollywood's James Franco agrees Amazon deal for new novel: report Books This post contains videos

Hollywood's James Franco agrees Amazon deal for new novel: report

The actor-turned-writer published a short story collection in 2010, but looks set to publish his first novel with the online retailer.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s fix: Irish people’s biggest worry for 2012, a rise in the number of tourists visiting Ireland (finally!) – and time travel exists. Kind of.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon: Over 1 million Kindles were sold each week in December Reading

Amazon: Over 1 million Kindles were sold each week in December

Christmas Day was the biggest day ever for Kindle book downloads, Amazon said today.

From TheJournal.ie Gallery: Is this where your Christmas presents are coming from? Christmas Shopping This post contains images

Gallery: Is this where your Christmas presents are coming from?

Incredible photos of Amazon’s vast shipping warehouses in the UK – one of which is the size of 14 football pitches.

From TheJournal.ie Kindle users will be able to borrow books from Amazon - but only in the US Kindle

Kindle users will be able to borrow books from Amazon - but only in the US

Users have to subscribe to Amazon’s movie streaming service to borrow books from the Kindle library.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon profits nosedive as it takes on Apple in tablet war Tablets

Amazon profits nosedive as it takes on Apple in tablet war

The company is selling Kindles at a loss to compete with the iPad – driving its profits down by 73 per cent.

Actress suing IMDb for revealing that she is 40

An actress, who (unsurprisingly) wishes to remain anonymous, has filed a lawsuit against IMDb’s parent company, Amazon, for revealing that she is “over the hill” – her words, not ours.

From TheJournal.ie Peru: Police rescue almost 300 women forced into sexual slavery Human Trafficking This post contains videos

Peru: Police rescue almost 300 women forced into sexual slavery

The Peruvian authorities have rescued almost 300 women they believe are the victims of human trafficking – the youngest girl discovered by police is just 13 years old.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon launches the Kindle Fire tablet to rival iPad, here's how it works IPad Killer? This post contains videos

Amazon launches the Kindle Fire tablet to rival iPad, here's how it works

Running on Google’s Android system, the price could be a big pull for those in the market for tablet computers.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon and Intel to showcase jobs at Dublin event next month Career Zoo

Amazon and Intel to showcase jobs at Dublin event next month

Pfizer, Ericsson and Deloitte are also among the companies who’ll be represented at the Career Zoo in the Mansion House.

Amazon's chief executive wants your phone to have an airbag

Jeff Bezos has failed papers for a patent that’ll fit an airbag to your phone – saving it from damage if you let it fall.

From TheJournal.ie ESB denies that lightning caused last weekend's Amazon power cut Lights Out

ESB denies that lightning caused last weekend's Amazon power cut

The ESB has said that it was a transformer failure that caused the outage on Sunday. Amazon’s backup generators failed after the power cut.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon to do battle with iPad with tablet of its own Tablet Wars

Amazon to do battle with iPad with tablet of its own

It will reportedly run Google’s Android operating system.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…Gilmore seeks urgent Vatican meeting, Troika chiefs set to deliver verdict, great news for Sligo design students, and a date with Justin Timberlake.

From TheJournal.ie Tesco, Ryanair and UPC come bottom of the social networking table Social Media

Tesco, Ryanair and UPC come bottom of the social networking table

A new study has found that some big brands have no social media features on their eCommerce sites at all, while others, like HMV, Amazon and Irish site Elverys are making the most of the likes of Facebook and Twitter.

From TheJournal.ie Brazil's rainforests under threat after agricultural lobby wins key vote Rainforests

Brazil's rainforests under threat after agricultural lobby wins key vote

A law initially intended to protect rainforests from deforestation has been influenced so much by the the country’s powerful agricultural lobby that the law as it is now looks set to actually threaten them.

Only a joke, like: Royal wedding 'gypsy' spoof taken off the shelves

Tesco has taken the spoof of the recent royal wedding off its shelves after complaints of racism from the travelling community.

From TheJournal.ie The death of ink? Amazon's e-books outsell print editions Amazon This post contains a poll

The death of ink? Amazon's e-books outsell print editions

Amazon says it now sells 5 per cent more books through its electronic Kindle store than it does in hard paper copies.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon's cloud crash disaster permanently destroyed many customers' data Amazon

Amazon's cloud crash disaster permanently destroyed many customers' data

Last week’s web services crash yet to be fully explained by the internet giant.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon cloud computing outage hits Reddit, FourSquare, Quora Amazon

Amazon cloud computing outage hits Reddit, FourSquare, Quora

Sites struck by outage at Amazon server based in North Virigina.

From TheJournal.ie US author of paedophile guide gets two years' probation Paedophile Guide

US author of paedophile guide gets two years' probation

Phillip Greaves caused controversy last year when he published his guide as an e-book on Amazon and it made it into the top 100 bestsellers.

From TheJournal.ie Satellite photos show damage to the earth caused by humans Environment This post contains images

Satellite photos show damage to the earth caused by humans

Some of the destruction caused by humans destroying rainforests, draining marshes and drilling for fossil fuels has been captured by Nasa satellite photographs.

From TheJournal.ie Apple lodges Amazon lawsuit over 'app store' Apple

Apple lodges Amazon lawsuit over 'app store'

Online retailer criticised for use of the term ‘app store’ – just before it launched it Android app store.

Book of blank pages becomes surprise Amazon bestseller

The online retailer sells out of the novelty notebook, masquerading as an expose on what men worry about – other than sex.

From TheJournal.ie Chevron fined $8.6bn for Amazon pollution Amazon

Chevron fined $8.6bn for Amazon pollution

The oil giant has been fined billions after a court ruled it had dumped toxic waste in the Amazon’s rainforest and rivers – at a massive environmental and human cost.

From TheJournal.ie In photos: rare glimpse of 'uncontacted' Amazonian tribe Amazon This post contains images

In photos: rare glimpse of 'uncontacted' Amazonian tribe

Survival International in Brazil has released several highly rare and detailed images taken from the air of uncontacted Indians.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Cowen prepares to dissolve the Dail; Gaybo forced to explain why he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and the first photos of a rare Amazonian tribe.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Friday Take 5

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories ,5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Kindle ebook sales now higher than paperbacks on Amazon Amazon

Kindle ebook sales now higher than paperbacks on Amazon

Website sells 115 Kindle ebooks for every 100 paperbacks.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon temporarily pulls book advising ways to manipulate the site Amazon

Amazon temporarily pulls book advising ways to manipulate the site

Ebook author says his publication was withdrawn by the website which had refused to remove a controversial paedophile’s guide from their listings two months ago.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: As hospitals are hit by the worst bed crisis in years, VHI announces price increases; Gerry Ryan’s autopsy report, and the big snow is coming back.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon says site downtime not caused by ‘hacktivist’ group Amazon

Amazon says site downtime not caused by ‘hacktivist’ group

The online retailer – which went down for 30 minutes last night – says its disruption was the cause of a technical fault.